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Safeguarding Course during Swim England Summer Meet

As you will be aware, from January 1st 2018, coaches are required to hold a valid Safeguarding certificate in order to purchase a poolside accreditation. This is not a new requirement, as all personnel within a club that holds a DBS check, must also hold a Safeguarding course certificate. In anticipation of the Accreditation Pass changes the Institute of Swimming will be running Safeguarding courses during the Swim England Summer Meet this year.

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2017 Swimming Senior Coach (Level 3) Now Open

The new Senior Coach 2017 intake (Level 3 as you will have previously known it) is now open for applications, and will close 1st September.

Successful applicants will be required to then attend an induction weekend to formally start the programme on the 18th and 19th November and then will be expected to attend 2 further learning days during the programme. More information about the course, and how to apply, can be found HERE

Extended Closing Date - Volunteer and Club Development Survey in London

London Swimming want to actively improve the services provided for the membership. We would like to understand more about what would help you as a club, volunteer, coach or official. Your opinions are invaluable to helping us shape the future for London Swimming. The findings and recommendations will be presented at the Annual Council Meeting on 16th September 2017. To take part in this exciting piece of work and share your views, please complete this short survey HERE before noon on Monday 31 July.  All responses will remain confidential and anonymous.

Open Water 2017 Regional Championships Event Report

This years’ event saw a 100% increase in entries over previous years’, resulting in a very busy day for everyone. The event organisers were able to give everyone who entered the opportunity to swim.   Once again, the event was blessed with fine weather, which also helped to make the day a success. Four different distances were swum – 1k, 1.5k, 3k and 5k. The 1.5k race was the biggest event of the day with nearly 120 entrants resulting in the need to swim the race in several “waves”. See the Full Report